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Marion Oneida Shelnut

Marion Oneida Shelnut, 89, Mt. Juliet, died April 16. 

Shelnut was a member of Center Chapel Church of Christ and a member of the Womens Business Association in the State of Arkansas. She worked at Arkansas State Hospital as a hairdresser and owned The Busy Bee Beauty Shop in Benton, Ark. After retiring, she volunteered at the Senior Adult Center in Benton before moving to Mt. Juliet in 2002. Shelnut was the daughter of the late, Emmett Johnson and Mary Coats Johnson. She was also preceded in death by her husbands, James Shelnut and Elmer Pennington; step-mother, Ida Pearl Johnson; sisters, Elizabeth Johnson, Hazel Ridgeway and Muriel Griffith and daughter-in-law, Phyllis Jean Shelnut; son, Jimmy Franklin Pennington

She is survived by: son, James Randall Shelnut; daughters, Mary Sue (Mike) Collins and Barbara (Allen) Graves; brother, Murry Franklin (Pat) Johnson; grandchildren, Bruce (Ginny) Smith, Dennis (Selena) Smith, Tim (Sherry) Graves, Greg (Terri) Graves, Mike (Sharon) Graves, Tanya Peters, Matt (Christy) Shelnut and Brandi (Adam) Storey; 18 great-grandchildren; five great-great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

Funeral services were Saturday, April 19, at Bond Memorial Chapel with Bro. Darrell Duncan and Bro. Andy Connelly officiating. Graveside services were Monday, April 21 at McPherson Cemetery in Sardis, Ark. with Pastor Scott Patton officiating. Active pallbearers were be Bruce Smith, Dennis Smith, Tim Graves, Greg Graves, Mike Graves, Matt Shelnut and Adam Storey. Honorary pallbearers were be Elders and Deacons of Center Chapel Church of Christ, Mike Collins, Bob Ramsey, Johnny Brown, Jim McDaniel, Jim Tomlin, Jared Tomlin, Joe Graves and Larry Graves.  

Flowers accepted or memorials may be made to Alive Hospice, 1718 Patterson Street, Nashville, TN 37203 or Center Chapel Church of Christ, 9500 Central Pike, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122. 

Visitation was. Friday and Saturday at Bond Memorial Chapel and 9-11 a.m. Monday at Ashby Funeral Home in Benton, Ark.

Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN. (615)773-2663. Obit Line (615)641-2663,

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